Afghan Migrant Kills Wife in Australia

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:56 Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:10 Written by TOLOnews.com

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An Afghan migrant, 43, allegedly murdered his wife, 30, by setting her alight in their Sydney home in Australia before fleeing the blaze with his two young sons - as neighbors recall woman's terrified screams for help, according to the Daily Mail.

The husband of a woman whose body was discovered after a house fire has been charged with murder.

Residents described hearing a woman's screams for help as the fire tore through the home of a family from Afghanistan in the early hours of Tuesday.

Abdul Barati, 43, and his two sons, aged six and nine, escaped the inferno, but his wife, Adelah Barati, 30, was found dead.

The family is understood to have recently migrated from Afghanistan.

According to reports, Barati attempted to put out the blaze using water from a tap and told neighbors to call fire crews.

Emergency services found the man and children outside the property, which was well alight when they responded to numerous triple zero calls about 3.35am local time.

Barati will appear in the Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday after being questioned, charged and refused bail on Tuesday.

Family and friends of the couple will be questioned about their marriage as part of one line of inquiry, Superintendent Matt Appleton said.

"The relationship between the deceased and her husband is something investigators are looking at," he told reporters at Merrylands Police Station.

He declined to say whether the wife was killed by the fire and in which part of the house her body was found.

Their sons were being cared for by family members.

Source : tolonews[dot]com